The need to control emissions and maintain fuel economy is driving the use of advanced turbocharging technology in both diesel and gasoline engines. As the use of diesel engines in passenger car gasoline and diesel engines increases, a greater focus on advanced turbocharging technology is emerging in an effort to reap the benefits obtained from turbocharging and engine downsizing.
This seminar covers the basic concepts of turbocharging of gasoline and diesel engines (light and heavy duty), including turbocharger matching and charge air and EGR cooling, as well as associated controls. The limitations and future possibilities of today's systems will be covered, as well as details on how emerging technologies will impact engine/vehicle performance. The seminar's primary focus is on the turbocharger-engine interface (subjects such as matching, benefits, limitations, and new technologies) rather than detailed turbocharger aerodynamics and design. Advanced technologies such as variable geometry and multi-stage turbocharging, high and low pressure loop EGR systems, assisted turbocharging and turbocompounding are discussed. Students will have the opportunity to perform hands-on exercises to gain an appreciation of parametric effects in a wide range of engines.
**Participants are expected to bring a laptop computer, with Excel, to the seminar for class exercises.
By attending this seminar, you will be able to:
This seminar is designed for engineers, managers, and other technical personnel from OEM and support industries concerned with the design and development of optimized diesel and spark ignition engine systems, including performance, fuel economy and emissions for passenger car, light truck and heavy duty engines. Some background in thermodynamics, IC engine performance and emissions will be helpful. Individuals who need more background should consider attending Diesel Engine Technology (PD730812) or The Basics of Internal Combustion Engines (ID# C0103) or on demand course.
"Provides a good basic understanding of turbo history and where it is going in the future. Well worthwhile."
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"This seminar met and exceeded my expectations. The material was very relevant and practical, and presented in a very clear and concise manner."
"Top notch course. Roy and Kevin do a great job presenting extensive material that covers everything from stoichiometry equations to current turbo techniques and strategies."
You must complete all course contact hours and successfully pass the learning assessment to obtain CEUs.
Kevin Hoag is an Institute Engineer in the Powertrain Engineering Division at Southwest Research Institute, and a Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers. Since 1978 he has been acquiring engineering experience in diesel and spark-ignition engine development. Before joining Southwest Research he held engineering management positions with Cummins, Inc., and was most recently Associate Director of the Engine Research Center at the University of Wisconsin. He continues to teach in Wisconsin's Master of Engineering in Engine Systems program. Kevin holds bachelors and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin. He is the author of two books, Skill Development for Engineers (IEE Press, 2001), and Vehicular Engine Design (Springer-Verlag, 2005 and 2015).
Roy J. Primus is a Senior Principal Engineer in the Thermosciences Discipline at the General Electric Global Research Center. He has been conducting research and development on reciprocating engine combustion, performance and emissions since 1978. Prior to joining GE, Mr. Primus was an Executive Director of Research and Technology at Cummins, Inc. Mr. Primus' areas of expertise include engine combustion, performance, emissions control, thermodynamic system modeling and air handling system design and analysis. He holds a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. He has published over 30 technical papers and holds more than 30 patents on reciprocating engine technology. Mr. Primus is a Fellow of SAE International and an Assistant Adjunct Professor for the University of Wisconsin.